Westar Institute receives many inquiries about churches, congregations, and other communities that are receptive to the work of the Jesus Seminar and other Westar projects.

The groups listed below have identified themselves as places that are open to Westar’s scholarship. In many cases they have sponsored Jesus Seminar on the Road programs or other events featuring Westar Fellows. In some cases they offer ongoing programs for people wishing to read contemporary scholarship and discuss its implications for both communities and individuals.

This directory reflects the considerable religious and philosophical diversity of groups that have drawn upon Westar’s work. Organizations on this list do not necessarily accept one another's beliefs or practices. Westar Institute is not endorsing these groups in preference to others.

Those who welcome Westar’s work typically endorse the following statements:

  • No religious issues are out of bounds
  • Scholarly collaboration is a viable alternative to competition for professional status
  • The results of critical scholarship on the Bible & religion should be widely reported and readily accessible
  • Knowledge of the historical Jesus is significant information for people of Christian faith as well as many other individuals and communities
  • Traditional canonical boundaries do not limit the search for truth
  • New metaphors and new myths are needed for religious faith in a future global society
  • We do not wish to create new orthodoxies

If you would like your community to be included in (or removed from) this listing, please contact us.  Those wishing to be added, please include contact data following the style of entries below, along with a rationale for inclusion.

National

Unitarian Christian Church of America (UCCA)

P. O. Box- 1541

Gallatin, TN 37066

615-943-1381

www.unitarianchristians.org

Alabama

Pilgrim Congregational Church, Birmingham
3801 Montclair Road
Birmingham, AL 35213
205-879-1624
www.blueroof.org

Unitarian Universalist Church, Birmingham
4300 Hampton Heights Drive
Birmingham, AL 35209
205-945-8109
www.uucbham.org

Arizona

Church of the Palms UCC
14808 N Boswell Boulevard
Sun City AZ 85351
(623) 977-8359
thepalms.org

California

San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church, Danville/Alamo
902 Danville Blvd.
Alamo, CA 94507
(925) 837-5243
www.srvumc.org

Pilgrim United Church of Christ
2020 Chestnut Ave.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
(760) 729-6311
www.pilgrimucc.org

Irvine United Church of Christ
4915 Alton Parkway
Irvine, CA 92604
(949) 733-0220
www.iucc.org

United Disciples Fellowship
First Congregational Church of Long Beach
241 Cedar Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 436-2256, (562) 436-3018 fax
www.firstchurchlb.org

Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society, North Hills
9550 Haskell Ave
North Hills, CA 91343
(818) 894-9251
www.valleyonion.org

Pilgrim Congregational Church, Redding
2850 Foothill Blvd
Redding, CA 96001
(530) 243-3121
www.pilgrimchurchrdding.org

Redlands United Church of Christ
168 Bellevue Ave
Redlands CA 92373
(909) 793-3520
www.uccredlands.org

First Congregational Church of San Jose

United Disciples Fellowship

1980 Hamilton Avenue
San Jose, CA 95125
408-377-7121
www.firstccsj.org

First Congregational Church of Santa Barbara, UCC
2101 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 682-7146
santabarbarafirst.org

Unitarian Society, Santa Barbara
1535 Santa Barbara St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 965-4583
www.ussb.org

Central Methodist Church, Stockton
3700 Pacific Ave
Stockton, CA 95204
(209) 466-5046
www.cumcstkn.org

First Unitarian Universalist Church, Stockton
2737 Pacific Ave
Stockton, CA 95204
(209) 466-7743
www.stocktonuu.org

Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church

55 Eckley Lane
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 934-3135

http://www.mduuc.org/

Woodland Hills Community Church
21338 Dumetz Road
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
(818) 346-0820
www.whucc.org

Colorado

First Christian Church, Boulder
950 28th St
Boulder, CO 80303
(303) 442-1861
www.fcc-boulder.org

First Congregational Church UCC, Colorado Springs
20 East St Vrain Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(719) 635-3549
www.fcucc.org

District of Columbia

All Souls Church, Unitarian
1500 Harvard St NW
Washington DC 20009
(202) 332-5266
www.all-souls.org

Florida

Unitarian Universalist Church of Pensacola
9888 Pensacola Blvd
Pensacola, Florida 32534
(850) 475-9077
www.uupensacola.org

First Congregational United Church of Christ, Sarasota
1031 S. Euclid Ave
Sarasota, FL 34237
(941) 365-4463

First United Methodist Church, Sarasota
104 S. Pineapple Ave
Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 955-0935
www.firstsrq.net

Unity Church of Sarasota
3023 Proctor Road
Sarasota, FL 34231
(941) 955-3301
www.unityofsarasota.com

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Emerald Coast, Valparaiso
1295 Bayshore Drive
PO Box 205
Valparaiso, FL 32580
(850) 678-7197
www.uufec.com

Illinois

Community United Church of Christ, Champaign
805 S. Sixth St.
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 344-5091
www.community-ucc.org

Unity Church of Crystal Lake
200 Ellsworth Ave.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
(815) 356-5624
www.uccl.org

First United Methodist Church, Downers Grove
1032 Maple Ave
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 968-7120
www.dgfumc.org

New Covenant Community, Normal
210 W. Mulberry St
Normal, IL 61761
(309) 454-7362
http://members.aol.com/nccnormal

Indiana

First Presbyterian Church, Bloomington
221 East Sixth Street
Bloomington, IN 47408
(812) 332-1514
www.fpcbloomington.org

Unitarian Universalist Community Church, Danville
95 N. Jefferson Street
Danville, IN 46122
(317) 745-9978
www.uuccdanville.org

North United Methodist Church, Indianapolis
3808 North Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 924-2612
www.northchurchindy.org

Iowa

Christ Episcopal Church, Cedar Rapids
220 40th Street NE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402
(319) 363-2029
www.christepiscopal.org

Crossroads United Church of Christ, Indianola
PO Box 801
Indianola, Iowa 50125
(515) 961-9370
www.crossroadsucc.org

Kansas

Pine Valley Christian Church
5620 E 21st St N
Wichita, Kansas 67208
316-685-2421
www.pvcconline.org

Kentucky

Unitarian Universalism Church, Lexington
3564 Clays Mill Road
Lexington, KY 40503
(859) 223-1448
www.uucl.org

Maryland

Metropolitan Community Church of the Chesapeake, Annapolis
PO Box 6159
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 353-5534
Meets for worship at Annapolis Friends Meeting, 651 Dubois Road, Annapolis, at 6 PM on Sundays
www.mccchesapeake.org

Channing Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church, Ellicott City
3230 Bethany Lane, Suite 4,
Ellicott City, MD 21042
(410) 203-0474
www.channingmc.org

Christ Congregational Church UCC, Silver Spring
9525 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20901
(301) 585-8010
www.christ-ucc.org

Michigan

Canterbury House, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
721 East Huron Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 665-0606
www.canterburyhouse.org

First Presbyterian Church, Ann Arbor
1432 Washtenau Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 662-4466
http://firstpresbyterian.org

Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, Kalamazoo
2208 Winchell Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 342-5852
www.forumchurch.org

Christ Community Church, Spring Lake
225 East Exchange St.
Spring Lake, MI 49456
(616) 842-1985
www.christ-community.net

Minnesota

Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, Minneapolis
511 Groveland Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 871-5303
http://haumc.org

Plymouth Congregational Church, Minneapolis
1900 Nicollet Ave. at Franklin
Minneapolis, MN 55403-3789
(612) 871-7400
www.plymouth.org

St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, Minneapolis
519 Oak Grove Street
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 870-7802
www.ourcathedral.org

Missouri

All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, Kansas City
4501 Walnut Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 531-2131
www.allsoulskc.org

Country Club Congregational UCC, Kansas City
205 W. 65th St
Kansas City, MO 64113
(816) 523-4813
www.cccucc.com

St Paul's Episcopal Church, Kansas City
Main & 40th Sts.
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 931-2850
www.stpauls-kcmo.org

National Avenue Christian Church, Springfield
1515 S. National Ave
Springfield, MO 65804
(417) 869-9176
www.natlave.com

Unity Village, Kansas City
1901 NW Blue Parkway
Unity Village, MO 64065
(816) 524-3550
www.unityonline.org/discover_unityvillage.htm

Montana

First Presbyterian Church
2420 13th Street West
Billings, Montana 59102
(406) 252-3434
www.fpcbillings.org

Nevada

First United Methodist Church of Reno
209 West First Street
Reno, NV 89501
(775) 322-4564
www.renofirstmethodist.org

New Jersey

Presbyterian Church at Franklin Lakes
730 Franklin Lake Road
Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417
www.pcfl.org

Christ Presbyterian Church, Martinsville
1600 Washington Valley Road
Martinsville, NJ 08836
(908) 722-2080
www.cpcmnj.org

New York

St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Ithaca
402 N. Aurora St
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 273-5971
www.stpaulsithaca.org

Unitarian Universalism Congregation, Shelter Rock
48 Shelter Rock Road
Manhasset, NY 11030
(516) 627-6560
www.uucsr.org

North Carolina

The Unity Cafe
member Association of Unity Churches
70 Merriman Ave.
Asheville, NC
(828) 254-8488
www.sacrednature.com

Unity Christ Church of Wilmington
717 Orchard Avenue
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 763-5155
www.unitywil.com

Ohio

SouthWest Unitarian Universalist Church, Berea
PO Box 191
Berea, OH 44017
(440) 239-9395
www.swuu.org

Christ Episcopal Church, Dayton
20 West First Street,
Dayton, OH 45402
(937) 223-2239
www.christepiscopal.com

Oklahoma

All Souls Unitarian Church, Tulsa
2952 S. Peoria Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74114
(918) 743 2363
www.allsoulschurch.org

Community of Hope, UCC, Tulsa
2545 S. Yale,
Tulsa, OK 74112
(918) 747-6300
www.cohope.org

Fellowship Congregational Church, Tulsa
2900 S. Harvard Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74114
(918) 747-7777
www.fellowshipucc.cc

Oregon

First Christian Church (Disciples), Eugene
1166 Oak Street
Eugene, OR 97401
(541) 344-1425
www.heartofeugene.org

Rhode Island

Beneficent Congregational Church UCC, Providence
300 Weybosset St
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 331-9844
www.beneficentchurch.org

Tennessee

First Presbyterian Church
119 West F Street
Elizabethton, Tennessee 37643
(423) 543-7737
www.fpcelizabethton.org

Texas

Live Oak Unitarian Universalist, Austin
3315 El Salido Pkwy
Cedar Park, TX 78613
(512) 219-9008
www.liveoakuu.org

St. Andrew's Presbyterian, Austin
14311Wells Port Drive
Austin, TX 78728
(512) 251-0698
www.staopen.com

Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church, Carrollton
1641 West Hebron Pkwy
Carrollton, TX 75010
(972) 492-4940
www.horizonuu.org

First United Methodist Church, Fort Worth
800 W. 5th Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
(817) 336-7277
www.fumcftw.org

The Universal Ethician Church, Huntsville
1401 19th Street
Huntsville, Texas 77340
(936) 891-5245
www.salvationnetwork.org

Virginia

Unitarian Universalist Church, Reston
1625 Wiehle Ave at Fairway Dr.
Reston VA 20190-4102
(703) 742-7992
www.uureston.org

Washington

First Congregational Church, Bellevue
752 108th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
(425) 454-5001
www.fcbellevue.org

Unity of South Sound
33720 9th Ave S.
Ste 5
Federal Way, WA 98003
253-517-3883
www.unityofsouthsound.org

Seattle Congregational Church, Seattle
15518 27th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98155
(206) 365-7514
http://seattlecongregational.org

University Congregational Church UCC, Seattle
4515 Sixteenth Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 524-2322
www.universityucc.org

Covenant Christian Church, Spokane
5915 S. Regal Street
Spokane, WA 99223
(509) 448-1311
www.covenantchristianspokane.org

First Congregational Church, Tacoma
209 South J Street
Tacoma, WA 98405
(253) 383-3878
http://fcctacoma.org

First United Methodist Church, Wenatchee
941 Washington Street, PO Box 2285
Wenatchee, WA 98807
(509) 663-1607
www.firstumchurch.org

Wisconsin

Covenant Presbyterian Church, Madison
326 S. Segoe Rd.
Madison, WI 53705
(608) 233-6297
www.covenant.madison.wi.us

First Unitarian Society, Madison
900 University Bay Dr.
Madison WI 53705
(608) 233-9774
www.fusmadison.org

First United Methodist Church
203 Wisconsin Ave
Madison, Wisconsin 53716
608-256-9061
http://www.firstunitedmethodistmadison.org/